If you need help with your Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits, give Woods & Woods a call. Our Individual Unemployability benefits lawyers have helped thousands of disabled veterans. Individual Unemployability benefits are for veterans that can no longer work. If you have been denied IU benefits or have questions about your eligibility, call us today for a free claim evaluation. For help, please fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
About Individual Unemployability Benefits
You served our country honorably and now you can’t work because of a disability. If that disability is related to your time in the service, you might be eligible for Individual Unemployability benefits. VA Disability benefits are a safety net for disabled veterans. IU benefits aren’t government handouts, you earned these benefits by serving this great nation.
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits are also known as Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits. TDIU and IU benefits are for veterans that cannot obtain or keep jobs. If service-connected mental and physical disabilities keep you from working, you may be eligible for Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits.
FAQ: Individual Unemployability Benefits
- What are Individual Unemployability benefits? IU benefits are for veterans who can no longer work. The mental and physical impairments that prevent you from working must be service-connected.
- Who can receive Individual Unemployability benefits? The Veterans Administration has lots of eligibility requirements. The easiest way to find out if you are eligible is to contact our TDIU VA Disability benefits lawyers. We can help you find out if you are eligible.
- How much can I receive monthly? IU benefits pay the same as a 100% VA Disability rating. Veterans who are eligible for IU benefits should receive a minimum of $2,906.83 a month. There is extra compensation for veterans who have dependent children and parents.
- What if I was denied before? If you were denied within the last one year, you can appeal your decision. If it has been over a year, you may re-apply and begin the IU application process from the beginning.
- Is it common to be denied VA benefits on the initial application? Yes. For example, the Washington Times reports that 80% of Gulf War veterans are being denied benefits. Don’t let a denial from the VA discourage you; appeal their bad decision.
- How do I apply for Individual Unemployability benefits? If you need to apply for IU benefits, give Woods & Woods a call. We can explain how to apply and give you tips for free. You can ask all the questions you want about IU benefits at no cost.
Individual Unemployability (IU) Benefits Claims Process
After submitting your application to the Veterans Administration for your Individual Unemployability (IU) disability benefits, you will receive a decision from the Veterans Administration. If you are approved, you should soon begin receiving your Individual Unemployability (IU) disability benefits. If you are denied, you will have to go through the following appeal process:
1. Denial or Low-Rating Received: The veteran or family member must receive a denial of VA benefits or a low-rating. When this happens remain calm, many veterans are denied benefits or rated too low. If you were denied or rated too low, it is now time to contact a lawyer.
2. Notice of Disagreement (NOD): The Notice of Disagreement lets the Veterans Administration know that you disagree with their decision. Veterans and their family members must file the NOD within one year from the date the decision was made.
3. Statement of the Case (SOC): The Veterans Administration will send the Statement of the Case (SOC) to the veteran or their lawyer. This often takes a while; sometimes around 200 days. The SOC should be reviewed carefully for any mistakes.
4. Form 9: If you wish to appeal, you must now file a VA Form 9 to begin the appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA). You must meet the time limits for filing a Form 9 or you forfeit your right to appeal. We highly suggest you contact a lawyer.
About Individual Unemployability (IU) Benefits Denials
Being denied Individual Unemployability (IU) disability benefits is common. The number of mistakes made at the VA is countless and it hurts many veteran’s claims. The Washington Times reports that the VA denied 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans. You are not alone in your journey to appeal your Individual Unemployability (IU) disability benefits claim.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there are around 573,000 veterans that are unemployed. Because the Veterans Administration is overloaded and has trouble processing VA claims, we highly suggest you hire a veterans disability lawyer. Some veterans get stuck appealing denials and low ratings for years because they keep submitting the wrong evidence or don’t get doctors reports. A veterans disability lawyer can help you through the VA claim process and will submit the evidence needed to prove your claim.
About Our Individual Unemployability Benefits Lawyers
If you need help with your Individual Unemployability (IU) disability benefits, don’t hesitate to contact our lawyers today. We offer free Individual Unemployability claim evaluations to anyone who has questions. Woods & Woods will help you better understand what your legal options are at this time. Our law firm never charges for advice about the application process.
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has protected the rights of injured and disabled people. Our lawyers work with teams of doctors, case managers, psychologists, and vocational experts to help prove your IU benefits claim. Our VA Disability lawyers never charge a penny unless you win benefits. If you need help, give us a call.